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Copyright: Brenda Ailin Segurel (Bass) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-W30
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Loodzwaar, Xit left: 1, 2, 3 ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-13 18:33
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
This picture was taken at Olavarria, when my brother and I went to see my grandfather. One morning they show me this little creature that has been trapped the night before by the rats trap.

First I took the picture because the mouse, but then it made me think about so many things... it´s OK, rats and mouses transmits illness to people, so we kill them. But that concept can also be taken in thoughts like "that man hurts me, I will kill him". humans belives and thoughts can have two faces (always thinking in big extrems, of course)

Above all, and leaving away this philosophical thing,what really shock me was the face and the body of this little mouse. Look at it! it´s so sad, so... trapped!!! In some days I´ll upload the other pics of the body.

This time I don´t hope you like the pic, because I know that this is not nice to see dead animals, but maybe you can see the artistic part of it (if we can call it like that)

I´m waiting for your comments, critics and opinions!

The pic was taken 11.30am, it was a very cold and windy day. The pic was taken with natural light and flash

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To bobcat08: thank you!!!Bass 1 04-17 17:09
To Peppe: thank you!!!Bass 1 03-24 08:44
To magiqa: thanksBass 1 02-29 04:28
To Heaven: thanks!!Bass 1 10-10 20:22
To jignasi: tal cual mencionas...Bass 1 10-10 20:12
To Shoot_Score: thanxBass 1 07-17 21:38
To saguzar: gracias!Bass 1 07-17 21:10
To marmottelolo: i know it´s not a nice pic...Bass 1 07-14 09:12
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il aurait mieux fallut ne pas la publier!!!

Hi Brenda,

Well it may not be the prettiest sight to see, but I think it is important that we do not shrink from the reality of man's cruelty. When I show a "grabspider" with its prey, there will be no-one too outraged about "well that's Nature"...

However when it involves humans we end up with a debate. I complement you for presenting this material for us to see and think about!

As it is the photo is well presented and you have made an excellenty point of the horror and pain that must have been felt by this little creature. Surely there has to be a "better mousetrap"...

Are arsenic laced grain kernels available there?

Hola Brenda,
Si bien es cierto que los roedores son muy peligrosos para la salud humana, tambien debemos ser conscientes que ello se reproducen tambien gracias a nuestras actividades. es todo un dilema, nadie los quiere pero es cruel matarlos, en especial de esta manera. La carita que tiene realmente muestra todo su terror a la vez que enternece.
Una fot como para abrir un debate. en cuanto a la parte tecnica la veo algo escasa de profundidad focal.
Saludos cordiales

Hi Brenda!

I f you wanted to shock and to shake us up, you have achieved your aim. I love the duality of your notes and your picture: one alone makes no sense, together they are strong.

The discussion could also be if that kind of photography and discussion has to be done on TN. My answer is clearly yes. In a way we are all somehow hypocrites and show just beautiful pictures of natural landscapes or intact wildlife. But the reality is quite different.

Kind regards


Una fotografía dura pero realista...

Saludos Brenda.

Hi there, little cutie! Such a sad end of your short life. Life sure is not easy, especially not for a little mouse.
Very good photo, but I want to cry, just as I did a New Years Eve long ago. We lived in a new house, but there were mice in the walls, who got into the house, eating books and anything. I wish they had asked me for cheese instead. Anyway, my husband loaded a trap with a little piece of cheese, and a few minutes afterwards we could hear the trap! We looked and saw whad we had done: killed a cute little mouse, still warm. I felt so cruel.
Tfs this excellent but sad photo.

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  • Peppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
  • [2008-03-23 8:32]
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Hi Brenda.

This is a photo that is very hard to look at, an extremely emotional capture, but a good photo nontheless.
It almost looks like it's crying. Most mammals can produce tears, as it is neccecary for healthy eyes. However they don't "cry" in the same sense as we humans do, triggered by emotions.

Thank you for sharing this, it left an impression on me.


Hello Brenda,

The mouse would also be able to live (if you forget the fall)So nice is this photo. Sharp, colorful. Just what Heaven said:"I love the duality of your notes and your picture: one alone makes no sense, together they are strong"

I think you had to have courage to show this picture to us.

Well done and thanks. Greetings and TFS BOB

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